Spring has sprung at the Agawam Library! April is Autism Awareness Month and we are pleased to exhibit artwork from Sunshine Village, a local organization that works to improve the lives of children and people with developmental disabilities.
In honor of Autism Awareness, works from Sunshine Village clients will be displayed on our main gallery walls. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd at the flag pole at the front entrance to the library as the Autism Awareness flag is raised.
Crafterpalooza is Here!
An annual favorite has returned this April! Donations of gently used and like-new crafting supplies will be accepted near the Circulation Desk beginning Monday, April 10. Donations must come from a non-smoking home and be clean and in good condition. Please bring items in original packaging or clear zippered bags. The last collection day will be April 22.
Patrons are then invited to come shopping for “new” craft supplies. Shopping days are Friday, April 28 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bags will be provided. For more information, please contact Wendy McAnanama at (413) 789-1550 X8865.
All Ages Poetry Contest
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED APRIL 1ST - APRIL 13TH
VOTING HELD APRIL 17TH - APRIL 29TH
Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by participating in Agawam Public Library’s Poetry Contest! Poets of all ages are invited to submit their original poems for the chance to win a prize. Not a poet? Not a problem! You can still participate by voting for your favorite poems and sharing the love of literature!
Submit your original poem by 1) emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and including your name, grade, phone number, and the poem's title in the body of the email, or 2) bringing it to the Children’s Desk or Information Desk at the library. If you plan to submit your poem in person at the library, please do not write your name on the poem; instead, please put your name and other information on our entry form that is available at the Children's Desk and the Information Desk.
Submissions will be displayed anonymously and voting will take place in person at the library and on our website at agawamlibrary.org. Each category will have a 1st place and 2nd place winner. Winners will receive a $10 Barnes and Noble Gift card and book of all of the poems entered in the contest.
We're offering our extremely popular gnome program one more time! Create a charming decorative gnome that is sure to brighten up your home! The library will provide all necessary materials. This fun and easy project is for crafters of all experience levels.
Join us for a fun afternoon of tasty tea and trivia! We'll have two Jeopardy-style rounds and one round of scategories. Come by yourself or with a team, and prepare to have your wits challenged. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team!
Do you have a great sense of humor? Are you interested in meeting new friends? Join us for lots of games and brief discussions on the basics of improv comedy. Practice public speaking, cooperation and team-building, grand philosophical ideas of wellness and wholesome optimism, and also sometimes shouting a whole bunch! This is a great chance to come out of your shell - we're just making it up as we go along!
The OverDrive app is coming to an end, so it's the perfect time to learn all about Libby! Join Library Associate Erica LeFebvre to learn how to install, search, and download e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines on the Libby app.
Feel free to bring your smart devices and/or your e-Readers with you to this class. You will need your library card and your PIN/password to set up Libby, so please try to make sure you have those ready to go in advance!
Feel pretty comfortable using the Libby app and interested in learning some tips and tricks to enhance your experience? Join Library Associate Erica LeFebvre to learn more about what what Libby has to offer!
Feel free to bring your smart devices and/or your e-Readers with you to this class!
Naturalist Dale Monette was part of a group that helped reintroduce bald eagles to the Quabbin Reservoir in the 1980’s. Come learn about that process and what Dale and others are doing to preserve and protect these beautiful creatures.
Join us to discuss the bestselling novel The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel!
Registration is not required and new members are always welcome to join. Regular print and large print copies of the book are available to pick up at the library circulation desk.
The Agawam Public Library is looking for local authors to participate in READLocal, a book signing event to be held on Monday, June 26th, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:00PM. READLocal will be the kick-off event for our annual Adult Summer Reading Program, "Find Your Voice."
The event will be held in the Community Room and each author will have their own 6-foot table on which to set up a display and sell books. This event has historically brought in many readers!
Interested authors must have published a book for adults and not have previously participated in an author event at the Agawam Library. Please email a book summary and contact information to Wendy McAnanama at email@example.com by Friday, May 19th, 2023. Space is limited!
PDF versions of Agawam High School yearbooks from 1927 - 2022 are now available to access for free through the Internet Archive! Click here to check it out.
The Friends of the Agawam Public Library has partnered with Flower Power Fundraising to offer a gorgeous assortment of spring flowers to beautify your garden. For every dollar spent, the Friends will receive half! The proceeds will be used to help support the Agawam Public Library by providing them with funds that are not in their general funding. You can enhance your garden and at the same time help support the library. Act soon: this fabulous opportunity ends May 15th, 2023.
Online orders do not begin to ship until April 1st in the order that they are received. Please note that Flower Power starts shipping to the warmer states first.